MidWest Leadership School Summer 2019
By Laura G. McGee, Lay Staff Member
Mark your calendars and spread the word. After many successful summers at its Wisconsin location on the campus of Beloit College, MidWest Leadership School (MWLS) will take place this coming summer on the campus of Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, from July 14-20, 2019.
MWLS creates opportunities for lay leaders to learn about Unitarian Universalism, about themselves as individuals and as members of congregations in a larger movement grounded in liberal theology. MWLS attendees come away from the experience with a better understanding of healthy organizational practices. This week-long intensive program is offered separately and yet collaboratively for adults and for youth, and seeks to provide its attendees with an experience of acceptance and love that transforms and inspires.
Is MWLS for you? A recent participant said the program provided extremely helpful insights into the history of Unitarian Universalism, as well as an understanding of the ways current issues move today’s congregations. The well-structured program of input, application and reflection provides a varied approach that appeals to diverse learning styles. Another participant was especially pleased to find the creation of intergenerational worship effectively modeled and implemented. MWLS is an experience rich in ideas for participants to take home to their current or future leadership roles.